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Four Plainview City Council seats are up for election this year and the first day for interested candidates to file is Jan. 19.

Candidate packets can be picked up from the Office of the City Secretary. The last day to file is Feb. 18.

Seats up for election include District One, Two, Three and Four. Council members are elected to serve four-terms. Candidates can serve up two terms (eight years). Three of the four Council members currently in those seats are not eligible to rerun.

District One covers the northeast corner of Plainview. The seat is currently occupied by Nelda VanHoose who initially took office in 2018.

The District Two seat is occupied by Larry Williams. He was elected for his first term in May 2014 and was re-elected for his second term in May 2018. Williams is not eligible to re-run for this seat. The district covers the southwest corner of Plainview.

Norma Juarez is the occupant of the District Three Council seat. Her first term began on May 2014 and her second started in May 2018. She is also not eligible to re-run. District Three includes the mid-part of Plainview.

Teressa King, who has also served two terms, is not eligible to re-run for the District Four seat she occupies. That district covers the southwest corner of the city.

To be eligible to run for a Council seat, interested candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the term to be filled
  • Must have not been determined by final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be total mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote
  • Must have not been finally convicted of a felony
  • Must have been a state resident for at least one year
  • Must have resided within the district they’re running to represent for at least six months
  • Must be a registered voter in the district they want to represent

Early voting for this election is set for April 25-May 3. Election Day is May 7.

Those interested in additional information can reach out to City Secretary Belinda Hinojosa by calling (806)296-1100 or by visiting www.plainviewtx.org and searching for “elections.

Maps of the districts are available on the city’s website, though the boundaries could change slightly when redistricting plans are finalized.